By Lisa Redmond
LOWELL, Mass. — A 66-year-old Nashua man was placed on probation and must write a letter of apology to a state trooper after admitting to driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol on Route 3 in Chelmsford, then left "a present" in the back seat of a State Police cruiser after he was arrested.
In Lowell District Court on Wednesday, Edward Carroll, of 909 St. James Place, admitted to sufficient facts to charges of operating under the influence of drugs, operating under the influence of alcohol, wanton destruction of property, assault and battery on a police officer, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
While on probation, Carroll must refrain from taking unprescribed drugs, abstain from alcohol, pay $168 in restitution and write a letter of apology to the state trooper.
On the way back to the station, Carroll allegedly began verbally insulting and swearing at the trooper. Carroll also repeatedly told the trooper he was glad a police officer was killed last year by a drunken driver. As he was removed from the cruiser, Carroll allegedly laughed in the trooper's face and told him he left "a present" in the backseat.
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